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>> i wanted to be the first in anything i can. to become the first michael phelps of. >> michael phelps, the greatest olympians ever. >> he sure is. this is where he got his start. >> here is a live looked at something, the darkness in london. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> off to a great start.
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good morning. we were trying to get a live shot from london. >> never mind. shot.asn't a livve >> it probably will be sprinkles today. look down south. the lower eastern shore is getting some heavy rain. most of that will stay south of baltimore. the atmosphere will get unstable later this afternoon. high temperature near 87 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. a nice start on the north side, 60 miles per hour through the parkville region. checking out ok on the west side
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down towards 95 on the southwest corner. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. monument street with the sinkhole repairs. looking good on the b-w parkway, 66 miles per hour traveling southbound down towards 100. 95 moving well. light volume around the area. that volume will start to pick up. no problems to report at the harbor tunnel and the area bridges looking good. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story is michael phelps. he is now an olympic legend after becoming the most decorated olympian ever. >> now goes after another record.
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tracie potts has this morning's olympic wrapup. >> look for another pool duel as michael phelps and ryan lochte tried to go for the medley. michael phelps could still break more records, winning the same event three times in a row. >> i am glad i was not in that race. those guys would have smoked me. >> ryan lochte should qualify for the 200 meter backstrokes. >> you have to take it one at the time. >> in the women's relay -- >> i cannot put it into words. >> men's gymnastics in the spotlight today.
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>> winning an individual medal will be good. >> she will defend her fencing title today. u.s. faces turkey in the u.s. basketball. they never lost a game in beach volleyball and the look to continue their winning streak. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> michael phelps celebrated across the pond, those close to the home basked in his olympic glory. >> how the fans reacting to his record/ >> very excited. michael phelps is the most decorated olympian ever. this is where he got his start.
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michael phelps has slammed his way into the record books. his home town pool club not way. they watched him shatter a world record. >> very exciting. it was very loud. every time they saw michael oher alison on the screen, everybody was erupting on the screen. >> especially the younger kids. they are thrilled to be part of the same team watching the olympics. >> michael now has 15 gold medals, two settles, and two bronzes. he has records within his records. olds more than more anyone else. the sheer joy in his face. he did it with his teammates
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made it all the more better. he thanked his teammates for letting him have that moment. pretty exciting. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. a cynic michael phelps wins a few more medals, do you think anyone can break its all-time medals record? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. wbal-tv 11 is your home for the olympic games. see woodsdale = your favorite sports will take place on our website, wbaltv.com. >> police in harford county hopes the new video will bring them closer to find the person who abducted vi ripken. this is an updated sketch of the man
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police are looking for. police think he took vi ripken at gunpoint from her home and drove her around the area before leaving her in her car in our neighborhood. police are investigating a shooting in north baltimore. authorities responded for a family disturbance yesterday. the responding officer called for back up when he got into a struggle with the man inside. >> there was a knife like object in the the city. the officer that was being attacked did summon the officer to assistant and he fired one round to the suspect. >> the suspect died from his injuries. >> 73 degrees on tv hill.
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south of baltimore city. cambridge, easton, heading towards ocean city, there will be some heavy rain to start the day. around baltimore, we might have some sprinkles. temperatures generally in the low 70's. we could see a few more scattered thunderstorms develop later today. take an umbrella just in case. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes >> it appears the united states postal service will have to default on their loan payment for workers' retirement. this is not expected to cause disruptions in service. it is a setback for the agency struggling to stay afloat.
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more on this in a live report from washington coming up in our 6:00 a.m. hour. mr. obama plans to talk about his vision for the middle-class when he travels to ohio. mitt romney is taking the day off today. both campaigns are set to heat up. >> a high school senior pleads guilty after police say he played a part in a $3 million marijuana ring. police say he sold marijuana for three-year and dealt about $20,000 of pot each month. >> 5:12. 73 degrees on tv hill. federal reserve is set to make a
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traveling towards the west side. problem free from 795 down to 95. closures remain in effect on light street at baltimore and lombard. here's a quick live look at traffic. this is 95 south of the beltway. building volume but a nice start. southbound traffic coming towards us in the white marsh area. the fort mchenry is picking up in volume. looking good at the harbor tunnel. the area bridges look good. we will keep you posted on any problems. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good to have you back. >> thank you. we do have the diversion downtown because of the water
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main repair at light street and lombard. there is a diversion at monument street because of a sinkhole. light rail and metro subway both on schedule. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. welcome back. things are pretty quiet around baltimore. .ere's the weather setup there is a piece of energy going through the mid atlantic. this front in the ohio valley will come through at tonight. there is a chance we could see some thunderstorms this afternoon. most of the activity is south of baltimore. heavy rain down at easton and cambridge, a pretty good chance
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for showers and thunderstorms. just a few sprinkles around baltimore. look where clothes and you can see a twist in the clouds in southern maryland. this batch of rain will settle down and we could see a few more thunderstorms develop. a mixture of sun and clouds. a chance for a few light showers this morning. high temperature in the upper 80's. seven-day forecast -- which dropped a chance for rain down to 30% tomorrow. then it gets warmer on friday and saturday. high temperatures into the 90's.e 9 90 a few more scattered
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thunderstorms on sunday and monday. >> interest rates stay low or will they start to move north? that is the question the federal reserve will answer this morning. some say there will be an extension of low rates into 2014. what consumer problem is bugging you the most? a look at the top complaints. >> a new survey finds consumers are not afraid to speak up. almost 290,000 of last year's complaints for a top-10 list. >> the kinds of transactions that consumers make every day, like problems with retail stores. our problems that it is were
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complaining. >> the most common complaint involved autos. then home improvement and construction. misrepresentation of services was sixth. fraud then real-estate. new concerns included complaints about bad bugs in apartments. to protect consumers, there are a few tips. pay by credit cards for added protection. get promises in a write-i ing. is legitimate sources. agencies saved almost $147 million for consumers in 2011.
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>> some help for older americans looking for work. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning. >> good morning. we have been getting good deals on the internet. all online merchants may start charging state sales tax, things to bills gaining momentum in congress. there will be a hearing today. new rules expected to close loopholes that allow companies to gather information about your kids' online activities. the childrens' on-line privacy protection act needed an update for advances made in technology. reports on manufacturing
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activity later today. futures are a little bit higher. people anxious to hear what the fed has to say about the economy. aarp launching a new social network for older americans that are looking for work. many older americans are afraid their age works against them when it comes to looking for a new job. the site will be on my twitter, @marketjane. >> mindy was happy to hear there was hope for her getting work after this profession. yes, i did. she will get me back.
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companies are expected to lose hundreds of millions of dollars because of the olympics. >> this is lost productivity as people watched the olympics instead of focusing on their own projects. a promotion for starbucks. >> we work all day. we do not watch the olympics all day. >> he is not going to move today. 5:23. 73 degrees on tv hill. >> all libyans get medals -- olympians get medals and flowers. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. assuming michael phelps wins a few more medals, do you think anyone can break his all-time medals record?
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you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. u ve
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a part in theplay olympic games -- flowers do play a part in the olympic games. >> the flowers have a specific meaning. >> that is right. a lot of thought goes into the colorful bouquets that are being shown over and over in the hands of olympians. >> she admits she is overwhelmed.
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nearly 4500. they won the bid to make the victory bouquets. >> we are excited about having the games in london. >> the floral design is a feast for the senses. after you admire the caller, taken the aroma -- after you admire the color, take in the aroma. int.e's lavender and men after the flowers are handed to the athletes, it is up to them what they do next. >> they can give them to their mums or their girlfriend's
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wives. >> there eye-catching enough for them to be recognized. >> it is not a big shop with a big staff. some college students are helping to make the bouquets. >> shop is named after jane packer. >> she was a well-known florist who passed away in november. she was honored. >> thank you so much. beautiful flowers. 5:28. history in london. a look at michael phelps' path to become the most decorated olympian at all times. >> this is where michael phelps got his start. >> baltimore city is one step
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closer to opening a casino.
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> it is august 1. temperatures are not going to change much. we will be in the upper 80's. the rain is missing baltimore to the south. heavy rain along the lower eastern shore counties. this afternoon, there could be a
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few scattered thunderstorms popping up. take an umbrella just in case. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> we are tracking an accident on northbound 95 near powder mill road. all northbound lanes are closed. be extra careful because there are northbound closures to report. 295 is a better bet. light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. monument street toward the patterson park is closed because of a sinkhole. on the west side, 56 miles per hour past 70. here's a quick live look at traffic. this is york road. outer loop traffic is always a little heavier. moving well towards the 83's.
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so far so good on the j.f.x. 295 is picking up in the southbound direction. take this northbound instead of 95 northbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the greatest olympians of all time audibly, michael phelps now has the most medals ever. >> he won six gold medals and two bronze medals. eight gold medals in beijing, most gold medals won in any olympics. >> he got his 19th metdal last
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night. fans in baltimore were celebrating. jennifer franciotti is live outside of a familiar spot for the phelps family. >> he now has 15 golds, two silver, and two bronze. folks could not be more excited. those in the pool thought they had reached their pinnacle. >> i don't think anybody could have seen that coming. the coach had some foresight in to have good michael could be. >> michael phelps has slam his way -- swam his way into the record books.
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>> very exciting. it was very loud. a lot of the kids are screaming and yelling. every time they saw michael or alison on the screen, everybody was erupting in cheers. >> especially the younger kids. they look up to people like alison and michael. they are just thrilled to be part of the same team watching the olympics. >> in towson, people settled in to watch phelps making history on a projection screen. >> good for him. very excited. >> we are proud. proud to be part of this home town swim club. it is very exciting. he >> is not done. he still has three more opportunities to medal. he will be in the pool today for a qualifying round. that will air later tonight. he will be back in the pool for the finals hopefully tomorrowthe 200 individual medley will be
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for his next metdal. that is for the 200 meter individual medley final. now back to you. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. assuming michael phelps wins a few more medals, do you think anyone can break his all-time medals record? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> slots be on the way to baltimore city. caesars will run the facility under the harrah's brand. the lottery commission will monitor caesars financial stability each year because of its debt ratio.
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caesars has yet to get construction financing. >> we think will bring a lot of jobs and a lot of investment. >> the casino will be built south of m&t bank stadium. 73 degrees on tv hill. as people are not successful with weight-loss programs. >> working while you are sick. >> one portion of 95 is shutdown.
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>> welcome back.
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79 degrees downtown at the maryland science center. it is mostly dry around baltimore. we have some rain moving south of the city and i think it will stay south of baltimore. down across the lower eastern shore counties, you guys will see some heavy rain for a while. a good dose of rain to start the day. sprinkles expected around baltimore. we could see a few scattered thunderstorms develop. take an umbrella with you. high temperature of 87 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes >> when you are trying to drop a few pounds, a weight-loss program is probably a good idea.
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>> 43% of people quit their weight-loss program early. patients who have gone through weight-loss surgery are more likely to complete the program. they may be more committed to shedding pounds. >> it seems it coming to work sick could make you more prone to injury. workers with access to paid sick leave are 20% less likely to get hurt on the job. sick employees that continue to work may be fatigue and that to put them at an increased risk for injury. >> and offensive explosion at
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yankee stadium. >> ava marie continuing my journey through the olympic sports. today i learned the sport of trampoline. >> you might want to keep your eyes to the sky because there is another chance for storms.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. the problem northbound 95 near powder mill road. northbound lanes are closed because of an accident. take 295 as your alternate. southbound 95 looking pretty good as you make your way in howard county down towards 32.
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light street is closed between baltimore and lombard. including monument at patterson park because of the sinkhole. speeds around 65 at padonia on the harrisonburg express. traffic looking good on 795, 62 miles per hour down to the beltway. here's a quick live look at traffic. this is york road. out of the traffic is moving well as you travel over towards the west side and 795. southbound traffic on 295, just some building volume. 295 a much better bet northbound because of the closure northbound on 95. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> good morning. looking good on the rails. no delays on the penn, camden, and brunswick lines.
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metro subway on time. we're diverting at light street and lombard which is affecting the 64 commuter bus because of the water main break repair. blessed diversions at monument and patterson park because -- bus diversions at monument and patterson park because of sinkhole repair. now back to tony pann. >> thank you. we have a little rain to talk about today. first we say hello to ava marie. yesterday she was still in the synchronized swimming. what are you doing today/ >> something much more fun. my journey continues to the olympic sports. today i'm bouncing off the walls as a learned the sport of trampoline.
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i was excited to get to jumping. first i had to go over the safety instructions. >> when you fall, keep your arms in close. we always talk and roll with all. >> it was my turn to give it a try a. >> feel free. jump around. loosen up. help you get more height. good job. you can feel it, you can feel it. >> it was time to try bouncing off the wall. >> when you jump, u-turn. u-turn as soon as you get in the air. take your time. do not worry. take your time. take the time. turn. there you go. good, good, good. turn. turn. yes, good.
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much better. >> bouncing backwards was scary. >> you come right off. you're looking at it. it is not going to go anywhere. >> my final task was to do a flip, but i haven't done since i was a kid. >> all one motion. >> flipping was the easy part. landing was much more difficult. my fear was preventing me from jumping high enough. >> the higher you are, the safer you are. >> it all came back to me pickwick there is. yeah! good job. very nice, very nice. >> it was time to put it all together. boy, did i have fun.
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it is amazing how all the skills from childhood came back to me. what a great workout the trampoline was. we will talk about how many calories you can burn. >> that sounds like fun. is there a weight limit? >> they said all ages. >> that looked like a lot of fun. i'm sure you'll do a double flip on the next one. we were impressed and applauding you in the studio. 72 degrees right now. 68 in parkton. we have some pretty heavy rain passing south of baltimore. across the lower eastern shore come you guys will see some pretty heavy rain for a while.
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some pretty strong thunderstorms. a couple of sprinkles around baltimore. that is about the worst we are going to get. you can see a twist on the cloud. a piece of energy will travel through this morning. there is a front waiting in the wings from the ohio valley. this is not a strong front. it will be enough to give is a focus for some thunderstorms this afternoon. take an umbrella with you because there could be some storms later today will put a 40% chance on that. a mixture of sun and clouds. high temperatures in the upper 80's. if you take the boat out today, watch for the lightning. high tide at 6:37 this morning. tomorrow will make it into the
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upper 80's with a 30% chance of thunderstorms. up to 93 and maybe 94 by friday. another strong front comes through sunday and monday with some scattered showers and thunderstorms. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. the latest medal count from the london olympics. >> pick one word to describe the ravens training camp and you might settle on "loud." >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. ♪
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>> welcome back. here's a look at the latest medal count. the united states and china are tied for the most overall medals. south korea rounds out the top four with eight medals. >> the ravens continue training camp this afternoon in owings mills come hoping to get big- name players back on to the practice field and fewer off of the practice field. matt birk did not practice for
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the second day in a row. john harbaugh is trying to rest his center and making sure he does not wear down too soon before joining his mates on the top line. courtney upshaw missed practice with a sore shoulder. john harbaugh has mixed things up this summer. he is blasting music. even played "renegade" by styx. the coach has final say on the songs they play. >> everybody is welcome to make their contributions. we do vet all suggestions. >> the last time the orioles had a six games advantage over .500,
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they went to the playoffs. the car run to robinson -- the home run to robinson cano. lead.s erase the yankees nick markakis go into right field. the orioles win 11-5. the orioles will wrap up a three game set, looking for a sweep against the yankees at yankee stadium. i'm gerry sandusky. >> that is a good-looking score. history in the pool. >> michael phelps goes for olympic legend. >> is that seat taken?
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keeping more cheers open on the deck. >> if you can buy this penthouse, you can pretty much by as many crews chairs as you wanted -- cruise chairs. >> temperatures would jump into the 90's over the next few days. >> progress to report on an accident on 95. >> anything is possible.
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